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Yellowish unhealthy looking plants. Yellowish unhealthy looking plants.
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Leslie
All the vegetables in my garden look yellowish instead of a good green, and they are growing very slowly or not at all. This includes tomatoes, squash, peppers, peas, lettuce, and spinach. I have been using Miracle Grow fertilizer that is a couple of years old and giving them plenty of water.
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June 08, 2009
   
heidbenati
There is great info at this link. It might help http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=57&bhcd2=1249697628
 
yellow mushrooms yellow mushrooms
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Ginny
I have yellow mushrooms growing in my herb garden which is in a pot. How can I get rid of them?
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November 04, 2009
     
Yellow Button Flower? Yellow Button Flower?
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lauren24
Yellow Button Flower?
I recently purchased a yellow perennial. Listed on this website as a yellow button flower. Does amyone have the botanical name or common name? Thanks.
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May 21, 2010
   
gardengeek
I think it's a Ranunculus Acris 'Flore-pleno' If you go to this page you can ask him directly throught the comment form at the bottom.
  Meadow Buttercup Meadow Buttercup
Meadow Buttercup
i remember this plant growing in an empty lot near my childhood home and it always fascinated me; for years I've searched for it; now, here in my new home's perennial bed several of them have shown up

 
Winterizing plants Winterizing  plants
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Diane Fayman
I purchased Roberta's Exotic Banana plant through QVC and it is doing extremely well and I am in zone 5 (Omaha NE) and we are preparing for a frost this wk.end and I would like info on how to winterize it. Please let me know what I need to do, as this plant is now reaching about 4-5 ft. and I don't want to lose it. I absolutely love it. Thank you. Diane
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September 29, 2009
   
lorincook
Banana plants will need to move indoors for the winter since they will certainly not tolerate frosts or cold temperatures. Keep them in the most sunny place possible indoors, as they do not do well in too much shade. Some suggest supplementing window light with a grow light if no sunny window are available. Indoors, your banana will be very attractive, but flowers and fruit are not likely unless you have a hothouse.
 
Winterize a plant Winterize a plant
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paula Howie
How do I winter over a geranium? I have a potted plant outside which I could bring in but I don't know if it is better to leave it out and cut it back. Please advise.
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October 20, 2011
   
prairieflower
dont know where you live,but when i lived in southern pa, we had to dig them up and put in a pot and take in the house.some flowers we would cover with a heavy layer of leaves and they would winter very well
 
winter storage winter storage
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brian ausden
i have astandard lavender bush in a pot should i keep it outside or put it away?
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October 23, 2009
   
lorincook
It depends upon how cold it gets in your part of the world. Lavender can tolerate milder winters, but may need to overwintered indoors if winters are severe in your area.
 
who is in charge? who is in charge?
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pgould66
who is in charge?
who do we contact with suggestions for improving this webpage. This could be a great resource but it is obvious from reading the questions that a couple areas could use some improvement.
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October 06, 2012
     
Who can name this plant? Who can name this plant?
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mary0622
Who can name this plant?
Have this plant growing. No idea what it is so I just let it grow to see what would happen. It just keeps getting bigger but I still don't know what it is. Can someone identify it before I yank it up from the ground?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45446675@N06/7273658336/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45446675@N06/7273653018/in/photostream


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May 26, 2012
   
Esselean
You may have to wait until flowering for a positive identification.
 
White Spongy Fungus White Spongy Fungus
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Michelle McDaniel
I have a white spongy substance growing in one of my flower beds. It was there last spring, so I shoveled out all of the mulch and replaced it with new thinking that it could have been bad mulch. Now it's back. It is white...and has spongy feel to it. It has literally spread throughout a large portion of one of my flower beds. It makes it very difficult to pull weeds because they break off when I try. I have lillies that come up every year in this flower bed and it has not killed those and I planted flowers last year which it did not kill. But...I want it gone! It's impossible to have an attractive flower bed with weeds growing everywhere and mulch that has weird white stuff in it. Any Ideas on how to get rid of this? Thanks so much for time and help!
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May 26, 2010
   
gardengeek
It sounds like a case of Slime Mold. It doesn't harm your plants. It should only appear this time of year, and then soon disappear. Unfortunately, there is no fungicide that will kill it (It's not really a fungus, it's an Amoeba). images.google.com/images?q=white+slime+mold
 
white foam deposits white foam deposits
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Rose
All of a sudden my yellow daisy bush is covered with white foamy deposits. What are they & how do I get rid of them?
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September 24, 2009
   
gardengeek
Sounds like Spittle Bugs, they live in the foam. Spray them with a hose once a day for a few days. They don't cause too much harm. We don't have any pictures of Spittle Bugs or their foam, if you could upload a picture, it would help us all in the future. :)
 
White Daisy like Flowe with big Round Center White Daisy like Flowe with big Round Center
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cpelavin
White Daisy like Flowe with big Round Center
I am doing photographs of local flower beds in NYC. I have a daisy like or ehinacea like flower, it's got 15 white petals and a large center globe with a green and orange center. The center becomes a globe with green spikes ending in orange. Can I send a jpg of it? I am very ignorant regarding plants and although I bought American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of plants and flowers I find I have to page through it to find my flowers, is there a better cultivated flower book?
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December 26, 2009
   
gardengeek
Hi cpelavin The flower on your profile, is an Echinacea, which is a genus (sub-family) of the Asters.. There are about 9-10 different species in the genus. you can upload images by clicking the "Add Image" icon in the middle of the top of the site. You can add a page for each plant, that way you can keep track of all them and learn their relations to other plants etc... Thanks!
 
Which vine? Which vine?
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Dwayne Sanburn
Hello,
I read your pages on vines but there were so many choices that I am more confused than ever.
I need a super fast growing tough vine that will be green in October. I am in Louisiana. The soil is horrible where I need to plant. The concrete wall I am covering has areas of both direct sunlight and shade.
Hope you can help and thanks in advance.
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March 30, 2011
     
when the vegetable are ready when the vegetable are ready
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Cody
How do you know when the vegetable are ready to be pick?
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June 14, 2009
   
Esselean
Depends on the vegetable. Perhaps you can just google an image of that particular vegetable and when it looks similar you can pick it?
 
what\\'s this plant called? what\\'s this plant called?
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Mark
I am trying to identify a plant given to me by my dad before he passed. 50 cent size oval leaves, very succulent plant , no flowers loves the shade. Does not need alot of water. He said it was somehow associated with alcoholics anonymous.?? I could post a picture?
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June 22, 2009
   
fadinha_green
Sure. The best way to identify is through pictures, so we dont get it wrong.
 
what's this plant called? what's this plant called?
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Mark
I am trying to identify a plant given to me by my dead before he passed. 50 cent size oval leaves, very succulent plant , no flowers loves the shade. Does not need alot of water. He said it was somehow associated with alcoholics anonymous.?? I could post a picture?
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June 22, 2009
     
what type of mushroom? what type of mushroom?
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Brandys_Beautys
what type of mushroom?
found this mushroom. can anybody tell me what it is? https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=469321799767221&set=a.243548312344572.72232.100000682153726&type=1&theater
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October 01, 2012
     
What plant is this? What plant is this?
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Chrisanna
Trying to identify this house plant. It has velvety leaves that are dark green & purple around the edges. The flowers are very small white pom pom shaped flowers. The leaves are fuzzy. Any clue what this is & if so I need care instructions because this one isn't doing so good.
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November 24, 2011
   
prairieflower
are the leaves purple underneath? if so it sounds like a velvet plant,i use to grow them when i lived on the east coast,from what I remember they dont like direct sunlight,and dont like to get there leaves wet when they get watered
 
What kind of plant is this? What kind of plant is this?
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Lizanco
What kind of plant is this?
I am trying to find out what kind of plant has green oval leaves and grows a purple berry like clusters. The berry like clusters are around the stem and I'd really like to know what it is and if it might be poisonous to my child and/or dog? I have pictures of it if needed.
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August 24, 2011
   
gardengeek
What type of climate do you live in? Most Purple or Blue berries are not poisonous. Pictures would help.
 
what kind of little animal on survivor what kind of little animal on survivor
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nancy poole
on Survivor season 26 this past wed. night they showed this cute little wide/big eyed animal in a tree eating a grasshopper. what was it?


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February 15, 2013
     
What kind of fungus looks like a goblet and big. What kind of fungus looks like a goblet and big.
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threeponies
Can you identify this?
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June 22, 2014
     
What is this? Weed? Flower? What is this? Weed? Flower?
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emtstacey76
What is this? Weed? Flower?
What is this? I have a huge area growing in my flower bed, they started in the Spring as two littleround leaves I thought they were something I planted but I see no flowers coming so just wondering if they are weeds?

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June 20, 2011
   
gardengeek
All dicots start with two little round leaves. If you can take a close-up of the plants, I will do my best to identify it for you.
 
what is this strange orange fungus? what is this strange orange fungus?
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salliekat
what is this strange orange fungus?
I live in the Tidewater area of Virginia. Recently a new (fungus) of some sort has appeared (sort of "overnight") It is creepy looking. It is long and straight sticking up from the ground like a weird snake. The shaft is a bright orange and the tip brown, but not large like a mushroom cap. Please pardon the comparison, but it sort of looks like a penis. They appeared overnight and are ALL over the place, and it's really creepy. What is this and how do I get rid of it. Thank you, Sallie Harper Williamsburg, VA
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June 06, 2009
   
fadinha_green
Do you have a way to take pictures of it??
 
what is this plant on my profile? what is this plant on my profile?
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sandhya60
what is this plant on my profile?
what is this plant? I see it growing at homes near my retirement home on the coast. I want to find out what it is...1 foot to 20 feet tall small purple flowers.
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June 08, 2010
   
sandhya60
HI! THanks for answering, I got a reply from another person, found it... its a Echium wildpretii\thanks again
gardengeek
Hi Sandy, interesting flower! could you get a closeup of the flower? The best would be a closeup of an individual floret of the spike.
 
What is this fungus? What is this fungus?
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AllisonSchenk
What is this fungus?
Please help me identify my mushroom. I live in North Carolina near the South Carolina border. I have posted pictures of it on my page here on this site.
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June 04, 2009
     
What is this flower What is this flower
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bargrid
pink,, four petal perenial, 12 inches high, blooms 1sst of May in Kentucky
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May 06, 2012
     
What is this brown ball with orange long looking pimentos growing out of it? What is this brown ball with orange long looking pimentos growing out of it?
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sandy1957
What is this brown ball with orange long looking pimentos growing out of it?
I'm outside everyday birdwatching in my backyard. I've never noticed these dark balls hanging from the tree with jell like tinnacles that are orange. I don't know if they have grown there or attached themselves there. I would of noticed them before in the backyard. There was nothing orange in that tree before. The tinnacles are like long pimentos in a jar around the balls. We had bad weather today. Blew down trees, and etc. It was after the storm I noticed the two balls in the tree in the back yard. Again, I look at that tree everyday for hummingbirds and other birds, and I would of noticed them. There was one these balls on the ground. I got two sticks and tried to pick it up, and the orange tinnacles tore like pimentos in a jar. Same type consistancy. The tinnacles came out spaced evenly all around the ball, with same length tinnacles. Is this something that blew out of the bad weather or a fugus that put out the orange pimento looking tinnacles after the rain? I'm perplexed. They are scary looking. I don't live near the ocean, but it looks as if it came from inside the ocean. I have photos, but do not know how to post them on this site. If anyone can help me figure out what these things are, please do so. They are strange looking to say the least. Thanks, Sandy
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April 04, 2011
   
sandy1957
My research pulls up cedar-apple rust. The photo looks the same as what was on the tree. The tinnacles didn't last long with color. I didn't get a close look to see if they fell off, but from a distant view I didn't see the orange anymore the second day.
gardengeek
Is is something like this?
  round orange/not sure if its a fungus round orange/not sure if its a fungus
round orange/not sure if its a fungus
its orange in color and is round in shape, came up after some heavy rains, rubbery to the touch and when the pod/fungus is popped it has thick orange liquid inside,.

MrFlores
To post images, log in, then click the orange + sign on the tab on the top left. Then give your page a name, scroll down, click save. Then you will go to a page that will ask you to find an image to upload. After you upload an image, you can use the same form to upload another to the same page. Let me know if you have any problems.
gardengeek
It could be many things from, fungus to slime mold to a parasite. Could you upload some pictures of it? I will try my best :)
 
What is this beautifully scented windmill looking flower? What is this beautifully scented windmill looking flower?
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Cactusflower
What is this beautifully scented windmill looking flower?
I've been looking for gardenias for so long now with no luck. I was walking my dog this evening and I was overcome by a beautiful scent that came from the plant or flower. It reminds me of the way gardenias smell but I don't remember them looking like this. I thought gardenias were a little bigger than these small blooms. The petals on this flower are only about a half inch and anywhere between an 1/8 of an inch to a 1/4 of an inch in width. These remind me of a windmill. Does anyone know what this plant or flower is?
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May 05, 2016
     
What Is This What Is This
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aunttilla
What Is This
What kind of mushroom is this. Found in backyard of friends in Texas City, Texas.

Please see piture sent by aunttilla.
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November 15, 2009
     
What is the name of this plant? What is the name of this plant?
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Effie Dial
I have a picture of a beautiful flower a friend in Florida sent me. She doesn't know the name of it and I've never seen anything like it. I think it is some kind of lilly. Can you help identify it. How can I send the picture to you?
Thanks for your help.
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May 26, 2009
   
fadinha_green
The best way is to sign up as a member; it's FREE!!sign up and upload the flower under the flower identifier tab. That way anyone can help to identify your flower.
 
what do daffodils like what do daffodils like
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jessica
what so daffodils like what kind of weather how damp the soil is stuff like that
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March 25, 2010
   
Thunder
Daffodils prefer a deep rather stiff soil but succeeds in most soils. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Succeeds in sun or shade. Grows well on woodland edges
 
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